2009/09/11

NUTS HALWA (Cashews, Almonds, Pista)


INGREDIENTS :

  • Cashew, Badam, Pista - ( dry roast them, powder it a bit coarsely) - 1 cup
  • Milk powder - 2 tbsps.
  • Cane sugar- 1 cup
  • Ghee 

METHOD OF PREPARATION : 

 1) Boil cane sugar with sufficient water, wait till the sugar is dissolved completely and thickens . 



2) Slowly add milk powder and blended nuts powder .Stir it continuously without any lumps . 



3) Stir it properly till it comes to proper consistency. Add a ladle of ghee. Mix it well, the halwa comes out without sticking to the pan.



2009/09/10

MOONG DAL CHAPATHI


INGREDIENTS : 

Wheat flour -- 1 cup 
Salt to taste 
Moong dal -- 1 cup 
Jeera-- -3 tsps
Kasturi methi- 2 tsps
Oil as required.



METHOD OF PREPARATION : 

 1) Pressure cook dal with a spoon of oil and turmeric powder for 2 whistles.When the pressure is released , mix jeera and Kasturi methi to it with little salt. 

2) Mix it the wheat flour and knead a soft dough.



3) Roll the dough. Heat oil or butter in a dosa pan. Once hot, place the rolled chapathi , flip to its side till done.




 Serve hot with kurma . Entries for Rak's Cooking for Guests .uick and simple dinner , Rice , Cabbage Dal , Brinjal Pakoda , Vadagams , Ginger pachadi , Potato Poriyal , Curd and Ladoo. Traditional Tamil Vegetarian Guest Special Lunchhis thali includes RICE , SAMBAR , RASAM , VADAI , CURD , PANIYARAM , PORIYAL , PICKLE , FRUITS AND KHEER

2009/09/08

ALOO PARATHA



INGREDIENTS :
 

Wheat flour - 2 cups

For stuffing:

Potatoes/Aloo -- 6
Turmeric powder -- 1 tsp
Onion - 1 finely diced
Green chillies- 5 finely chopped
 Salt to taste 

METHOD OF PREPARATION :

1) Make soft dough of wheat flour . 
2) Peel the skin , and pressure cook potato for 5 whistles . 
3) Then mash potato, add in onion, chillies, turmeric powder, jeera, salt. 


4) Roll small balls of dough into chapathi and stuff it with aloo . Roll again and then tawa fry them. Flip to its side till done.




Serve hot with kurma . 

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SUNDAY SPECIAL LUNCH



We had ALOO PARATHA , MOONG DAL PARATHA , FISH CURRY AND FRIED FISH .

2009/09/07

PEAS PULAO



INGREDIENTS :

Peas -- 1 cup
Rice -- 1 cup
Cinnamon stick -- 3
Kasturi Methi- 1 tsp
Cloves -- 2
Biriyani leaves -- 2
Green chillies -- 2 split
Jeera -- 2 tsps
Salt to taste
Onion -- 1
Ginger - -garlic paste -- 1 tsp

METHOD OF PREPARATION :

1) Heat ghee in a cooker . Add Jeera , Cloves , Cinnamon , Onion , Biriyani leaves . Saute till onion becomes tender .



2) Then add peas , kasturi methi, salt and rice with 1 1/2 cup of water for 3 whistles .





Serve hot with kurma .

Sending this to Chaitra's Rice Feast


My other entries are :

2009/09/06

CAULIFLOWER MANCHURIAN


INGREDIENTS :

Cauliflower -- 1 small flower
Corn flour - 1/4 cup
Maida -- 1/4 cup
Chilli powder--2 tbsps
Salt to taste
Garam masala -- 1 tsp
Turmeric powder -- 1 tsp
Onion -- 1
Tomato -- 1
Green chillies--3

METHOD OF PREPARATION :

1) Make batter with corn flour,maida,chilli powder,turmeric powder , salt and garam masala powder.
2) Dip in the washed florets and deep fry them.
3) For gravy , heat oil . Add chopped onion and saute till tender.
4)Then add chillies and tomato . Saute till it forms thick gravy .
5) Finally add fried florets to the mixture .

Serve hot with rice or roti . This goes to Viki Xavier's Sidedishes For Chapathi.

2009/09/01

BADAM PURI




I learnt this recipe from my marathi friend .

INGREDIENTS:

Badam powder -- 1 1/2 cup
Maida --- 1 cup
Wheat flour-- 1 cup
Milk -- as per requirement
Sugar - 3 cup

METHOD OF PREPARATION :

1) Make sugar syrup and keep aside .
2) Make soft dough with other ingredients .
3)Make small balls of the dough and roll it to puri 's .
4) Apply a spoon of ghee over each puri .
5) Stack 3 puri's and roll it . Then cut into small pieces and deep fry them till golden brown .
6) Then leave them in sugar syrup for 1 hour .

Serve with puri with sugar syrup .